The best tricks to get the most out of your Instagram profile
With more than 500 million active users per month, it is quite clear that Instagram is one of the most important social networks in the world . This application, which was born as a place to share your photos, has become an internet giant that offers a wide range of possibilities. But do you know how to take advantage of all its features? In case you still have doubts, here are some tricks that will come in handy to optimize your profile.
Be careful with your Instagram (and WhatsApp) ‘statuses’ , they are not as ephemeral as you think
We have all been hooked with the appearance of ephemeral content on social networks. But beware, even the most personal ones can be ‘stolen’ and used by strangers.
According to Hootsuite, since 2010 the users of this ‘app’ have shared more than 40,000 million photos with a rate of about 95 million photos and videos per day . A huge amount of information that may be too big for you, but as a great platform it offers a series of adjustments that can help you control an application that is growing in Spain at a rate of 66% per year.
Discover all the ‘Likes’ that you have given during your story on the social network , remove the filters that you do not use or customize the notifications. Instagram is full of tricks and these are sure to be great for you.
Remove or add filters to your palette
If for something Instagram began to be characterized, it was for its filters. We have all already internalized the colors of the ‘Valencia’ filter or the ‘Amaro’ filter. but surely you also have some that you hate. Over time, even more options have been added but its developers know that this can seem tedious and have decided to install the option to remove the colored screens that you do not want.
How to do it?
It’s very simple. You just have to slide the filter bar while editing an image and get to the last one. Right after, you will see a blank button with a gear wheel in the center under the name “manage”. Hitting that button will bring up the list of filters and there you can choose which ones you want to keep or remove from your palette. If you have never touched it, it is quite easy for you to see many deactivated filters as standard, you can also add them to your visible list.
In case you upload an image and choose a filter but are not convinced by its intensity, you always have the option to lower or raise it . Just by clicking the filter icon you have chosen again, you will see the option to edit the effects of the transparent.
2. Hide tagged photos
We all have a funny friend who takes a picture, uploads it to his Instagram profile and tags you even though he knows you don’t want to know anything about it . The application automatically archives that photo in your profile. But don’t worry, there are several ways to make it disappear from your account.
How to do it?
You just have to go to the controversial image, give the three dots that appear in the upper right part of the post and look for the section ‘Photo options’. When you click on that option, a menu will be displayed with several possibilities ranging from “not showing that image on your profile” to removing the tag that your friend put.
3. Discover all your ‘likes’
Do you know that you have ‘liked’ a really cool photo but you don’t even know who uploaded it or when you saw it? Well, don’t worry, because everything is saved , and obviously, on Instagram too. The social network gives you the option to see the history of ‘likes’ that you have been giving since you opened your profile.
How to do it?
To get to this magical file you just have to go to your profile, click on the gear that appears in the upper right part of the profile and in the options offered below look for the button ‘Publications that you have liked ‘. And that’s it, the whole list will appear. Thus, in addition, you will have a place to save all the images that you liked and that you do not want to lose.
4. Disable autoplay of videos
Thousands of videos are uploaded every day to Instagram, and it is becoming more and more used. Animated content gains presence on the internet thanks to the fact that it receives more interactions than static content, but it also eats your data, and it can be quite heavy. Like Facebook, Instagram has, by default, activated the automatic reproduction of videos when passing through them, but this option can also be removed .
How to do it?
If you want to remove this option, what you should do is go back to your profile and click on the gear wheel. There, this time you must look for the videos section ‘Use of mobile data’ and there activate ‘Use less data’. From that moment on, the videos will no longer be automatically activated and also the application will be somewhat lighter and your battery will suffer less.
5. Activate account notifications
Do you really like an Instagram profile and want to know everything it does up to the minute? Well, the ‘app’ gives you the option to activate personalized notifications so that every time the person updates their profile, you know it the second. Emulating other social networks such as Twitter or Facebook, its developers have adopted this function so that you do not miss anything.
How to do it?
To activate notifications for a particular account, you just have to go to that profile, if you haven’t already done so, click on follow (logically) and click on the three dots that appear on the top right. Pressing there will bring up a menu and you must click on ‘Activate post notifications’. If at any time you get tired of following that account so closely, you can do the same process again and turn it off.
Via: Elcon fidencial.com